Card of the Week Contest #164: Wonderwall

Sat, 2017-04-22 10:26
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@sdfkjgh @fluffyDeathbringer @Kagerowrs Thanks for your feedback!
@sdfkjgh +1 for the link to the song.

My entry has been updated accordingly.

Sun, 2017-04-23 00:17
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Skjoldborg 2 mana symbolWhite mana symbol
Enchantment Rare
Creatures you control gain +3/+3 and defender.
Whenever a creature you control with defender dies, you gain 3 life.

For those who don't know, skjoldborg is a Viking word for "shield wall". In addition to being a shield wall, the spears poking at the top for a wall of spears with shields.

EDIT #1: Was an instant, now an enchantment. Changed the syntax.

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Sun, 2017-04-23 06:37

Hi everyone!
I am new to this CotW challange due to the closure of the forum, i used to participate.
First I want to congratulate thehuw for winning the last poll. I really liked that card.

My entry is this planeswalker, that creates a quite potent defender token. I wantet to make the activation cost that way, that you have to chose the timing well and calculate it all together.

Feedback so long:

sdfkjgh: I am not sure why it has blue costs in it. Couldn't it be mono R and have reach probably? Doesn't that look more natural? Also, like inverness said, it could be a little stronger - or just make it CC 3.

isaac: I like the design and the additional ability.

Pixi-Rex: I like the idea, and the fact, that in most cases it probably will get destroyed together with the blocked creature. That way, it serves as a removal.

Ziolang: Precise in every way.

Cajun: Along with Ziolang's entry, i like this idea the most.

broken urn: It would look more natural as an enchantment.

Sun, 2017-04-23 03:55

@Curse of Swine: Just based on the text, giving 'defender' is separate ability from the counter. 'Serenity Counter' is just a counter with no effect to creature. I'm not sure if there is any good way to solve this problem since it would end up making a counter with inherent ability. Which are rarely done for good reason. Making it permanently defender is indeed hard to track. But it would be probably less complex than making a counter purely for giving defender.

Only counter with inherent effect outside of power/toughness modifiers that I remember is poison counter. Closest card for what you seek is Aurification, but that card is also 'affect creature with named counter', not 'counter with capability to give x'

Sun, 2017-04-23 09:10

@Curse of Swine, for phrasing I would look at Obsidian Fireheart, and while Xathrid Gorgon is a newer card and should hold precedence, Fireheart is at least in my opinion better, since the counter is still an indicator.
So your card would read as

Target creature gains defender until the beginning of your next upkeep.

Put a serenity counter on each creature that attacked since the beginning of your last end step. For as long as those creatures have a serenity counter on them, they gain defender.

If their are ten or more creatures with defender on the battlefield, you win the game.

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Sun, 2017-04-23 14:10
Curse of Swine

@Kagerowrs,bazzboda Thanks for the advice, I have updated the second ability. I left the -10 ability the same because I only want her to win the game if there are no attackers on the battlefield.

Sun, 2017-04-23 18:58
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Updated my entry. Wanted to keep the Wall of Walls ability and let it boost thr other walls as well. I'll try to make a render if i get time to find art...

EDIT: Added render.

Sun, 2017-04-23 19:22
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@one1eye1: Welcome to the CotW challange. A happy smile It always good to see new participants.

I'm glad you like my entry. Yes it is for the most removal even though it may act other ways too with other cards. Its not a over the top design, but it can do really good things for you, and copy effets tends to be rare.

I like your idea, behind your design too. its like a Kaya, Ghost Assassin. The only odd thing is, it makes a defender token in Black mana symbolRed mana symbol. I could stand behing a White mana symbolBlue mana symbol version. (without deathtouch and with flying instead maybe.)
One more thing. The -2 where he can get counters on him, is cool, but you need to do it right away, because if he has 2 and you remove 2 he die before you put the counter on I beleave (Anyone, correct me if I am wrong.)
Therefor I would make it a 0 cost and place it as the top or bot ability. You can always fine tune the design, and make it into anohter character, as it would be nice in a complete set.

And now that i have sit and looked at you design, I can't see how you would use the -3 ability, as you only can ativate planeswalkers on your own turn. Did you mean "can't be blocked by 3 or more creature."?

But happy to see you here. Winking smiley

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:28
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Dove Eater Dryad 1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Dryad Uncommon
Defender, reach
2 mana symbolBlack mana symbolGreen mana symbol, Tap an untapped creature you control: It deals damage equal to its toughness to target creature.

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Mon, 2017-04-24 00:05

Mon, 2017-04-24 00:48
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@ Neottolemo - How does that ability pertain to eating doves?

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Mon, 2017-04-24 02:20
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@Kageros: interpritation on the matter is that its devils. He does have a little bit of honor (Defender), but its undercut by underhanded tatics (Ie Deathtouch, Dash)

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Mon, 2017-04-24 02:54

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:18
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@Zephyr: Hahahaha! Well, the dove eating part comes from the stats and defenders+reach; the second ability is harder to flavour; I imagined it's something like other creatures being inspired by the Dryad's brutality. I'm thinking about changing my entry to something that's more of a wincon, though, since this one's mostly just removal.

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:20
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Neo, you forgot the "damage" from the ability.

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Mon, 2017-04-24 08:29
Neottolemo's picture

Oh, I hadn't noticed that! I fixed the wording now. Thank you! Big smile

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:58
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This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

And here's the next challenge!

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